Alternative Energy

MTN partners Schneider Electrics, Nova Lumos to provide ‘mobile electricity solution’

May 5, 2014

MTN has signed tripartite agreement with Nova Lumos BV and Schneider Electric to provide alternative and affordable electricity supply called ‘Mobile Electricity Solution’. The Mobile Electricity Solution is an MTN SIM-enabled solar based system that will enable Nigerians to enjoy about 70watts of electricity. The energy generated is sufficient to power several household items including…

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‘Renewable energy solution to Nigeria’s energy crisis’ – Expert

Apr 21, 2014

For so long, the issue of epileptic electricity supply has been a source of concern for many. A number businesses and manufacturers have suffered setbacks because they do not have power to meet their demands. Many therefore make use of generators but this makes the cost of production very high. Thankfully, people are beginning to…

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Nigeria intensifies efforts on nuclear power

Apr 17, 2014

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority has commenced professional training on nuclear power for employees of the NNRA. To achieve this, the government has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency to carry out a basic professional training course on nuclear power programme for employees of the regulatory authority. According to the NNRA,…

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FG calls for investment in renewable energy

Apr 17, 2014

The Federal Government has called on foreign investors to take advantage of the abundant renewable energy resources in Nigeria by investing in it for power generation. Aside investing in renewable energy, the government also stressed the available investment opportunities in the transmission segment of Nigeria’s power sector. The Minister of State for Power, Mr. Mohammed…

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Expert canvasses use of electricity in transportation

Apr 15, 2014

Can electricity be used to boost transportation? Yes, says Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) Managing Director Dr. Dayo Mobereola who is canvassing its use in urban centres and mega cities like Lagos. Mobereola made the suggestion in a paper titled: “Harnessing electricity to grow the transportation sector,” delivered at Ehingbeti 2014, an investment and…

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SMEFUNDS Green Energy promotes clean domestic cooking

Apr 9, 2014

SMEFUNDS Green Energy has provided over 700,000 liters of cooking gel and 120,000 ethanol gel stoves in the nation. The founder of the group, Mr. Femi Oye who confirmed the development at the recent second anniversary of the group stated, “We took research straight from the laboratories in some of the best universities in the…

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FG to partner Total on rural electrification

Apr 9, 2014

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, has assured Total Group of government’s readiness to make electricity affordable to Nigerians in rural areas. Nebo, who gave the assurance at the weekend while receiving in audience a delegation from Total Nigeria, said the pilot scheme of the Operation Light-up Rural Nigeria (OLRN) initiated by government provided…

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FG receives reports Of Gurara, Kafin Zaki dam projects

Apr 7, 2014

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Friday received the progress reports on the Gurara Phase I and Kafin Zaki Dam Project from the Ministries of Power and Water Resources. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Umar Sani, the Vice President’s Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicit, in Abuja. It said the vice…

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Environmental, health scare over revival of Nigeria’s coal mines

Apr 3, 2014

Plans by the Nigerian government to revive the coal industry as an alternative means of power generation has been viewed as a venture that could come with dire consequences for the climate. This is because coal power plants have been identified as major source of greenhouse gas emissions linked to the fast erosion of the…

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National policy on renewable energy at advanced stage – Wakil

Apr 3, 2014

The proposed national policy on renewable energy has reached advanced stage and will soon undergo review by stakeholders before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) ratification, Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, has said. The minister stated this in Abuja while receiving in audience, the European Union delegation, led by Amb Michel Arrion, where he…

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